As a cancer epidemiologist, Dr. Newcomb focuses her research on the identification of modifiable risk factors for common cancers, particularly breast and colon cancer. Since many of these risk factors appear to have only modest magnitudes of effect, more precisely identifying susceptible individuals defined by genes, epigenetic changes, or personal characteristics such as body size may help direct investigations in the population, laboratory and clinic. She studies these risk factors and their relationship to survival after diagnosis and with longevity.


Fred Hutch Public Health Sciences - Cancer Prevention Program Head and Professor
University of Washington School of Public Health Epidemiology Research Professor